Montana’s children are off to a new school year and the excitement of learning. Children need and deserve to learn in a safe environment. When children are bullied in schools, they feel unsafe and learning (and life) is harder. This is why I’m leading the fight to stop bullying in our schools. In 2015, I was the lead sponsor of the Bully-Free Montana Act. Because I carried … [Read more...] about Dudik: Our Bully-Free Montana Act in action
“Any company that has a union probably deserves one.” “We didn’t need a union. Millar took care of us.” It seems almost a universal truth that we forget the reasons that caused great changes in society. The driving force behind the creation of labor unions was based on the simple concept that workers ought to be treated as human beings and not machines whose sole purpose … [Read more...] about Montana Viewpoint: Inhumane conditions led to creation of labor unions
Our public lands are integral to who we are as Montanans. Our love for wild spaces and appreciation of outdoor adventure is a unifying factor for everyone who calls Montana home. Our public lands are also much more than something pretty to look at – they are a crucial part of our state’s economy, and play a significant role in diversifying and strengthening the businesses that … [Read more...] about Last Best Outdoors Fest: Wednesday event celebrates Montana’s recreation economy
Montana’s first public school opened in Virginia City 153 years ago. It wasn’t an anomaly. Throughout Montana in the years to come, whether a population clustered to farm, mine, log, and/or do business, it became a true community when it built a school. There, the children learned and grew together. There, parents bonded through the friendships their children shared. There, … [Read more...] about Mary Sheehy Moe: As school year begins, teachers need and deserve our support
“My boy will continue to drive my automobile in spite of any traffic ordinances that the (Missoula) city council may enact.” In fact, the ordinance “is a joke.” Frank H. Cooney didn’t take kindly when his 14-year-old son John was cited for underage driving and ordered to appear in Missoula police court in June 1917. Cooney told reporters his son “had been driving for five … [Read more...] about Harmon’s Histories: Was 14-year-old John Cooney a menace to Missoula streets?